Originally Posted by leonardo8
First of all, I'd like to thank you for all the wonderful music in previous Sam & Max seasons. I have three questions:
1) Who are your three favourite jazz musicians and why?
2) Do you prefer traditional or modern jazz?
3) Are all the solos in your jazz pieces set or do you allow improvisation?
Boy, these are the toughest questions, always, since my interests shift so much. I think I'll refer to the list I gave here: http://talesofmi.net/?p=777
In the question of trad. vs. modern jazz, it really depends on the mood I'm in. I think both have a ton to offer. I probably listen to them about equally, though.
The solos are entirely improvised by the players. I wouldn't have it any other way, they're the masters of their instruments, and nothing I could write would have the same flow as we get from just firing up a mic and letting them go wild.